The first couple of seasons of Veep found humor in the minutiae of a politician with a enormous title — Vice President of the United States — and comparatively limited powers. The final two seasons flipped that narrative, as that politician became the most effective figure in the world — only to bring the futility of her former work to the presidential office through equivocal, pandering policies.
But Selina Meyer’s non-partisan (seemingly center-democrat) stagnancy reads as practically nostalgic amidst the current political landscape. With the 2016 election, the type of American politicking Veep satirized — by in no way expressly naming Selina Meyers’ celebration and focusing rather on her administration’s ideologically devoid opportunism — was cast into the fringes of American politics, and I’ve wondered what Veep would sink its teeth into now.
The 1st trailer for the series’ sixth season provides a glimpse into the show’s future. (Season five spoilers ahead.) At the end of Season five, Selina Meyer was unceremoniously stripped of the short-lived presidential title she earned by virtue of an unprecedented electoral tie. Now that she’s no longer in workplace, she’s attempting to fortify an empty legacy and also continuing to grapple with how sexism in politics could have hindered whatever she may possibly have been able to get accomplished.
Probably the way for a show that avoided partisan politics to not seem out of touch with a nation that is so deeply partisan is to depict Selina Meyer as an individual who’s likewise now a degree removed from Washington.
“Being an ex-president is like getting a man’s nipple. Men and women go appropriate by you to jerk off a dick,” she says at the starting of the trailer, which then delves into her quest to travel “the globe spreading democracy like patient zero.” From this clip, this new type of desperation looks just as promising as vice presidential and presidential desperation. And as usually, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s genius continues its reign more than the show’s every movement.
Watch the trailer: